Karate 4 Life
Basic #4 - RIKI (力)Technique/Power
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In the episode we going to wrap up our mini-series about ichi gan, ni soku, san tan, shi riki as we take a deeper look into the forth and final element riki: technique & power.

The forth element, is literally power, but is often referred to as technique. This alludes to the fact that real power is created from correct technique, rather than physical strength.

This final principle relies on the correct application of the preceding principles first, without proper use of eyes, legs & attitude, the opportunity to generate natural power through correct technique is lost.

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Basic #3 - TAN (胆 )Grit/Determination
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In the episode we continue going deeper into ichi gan, ni soku, san tan, shi riki as we take a deeper look into the third tan power: grit, determination, guts, tenacity, an indomitable spirit that won’t back down. Sometimes you just have to ask yourself the question, “How bad to you want it?” Technique alone

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Basic #2 - SOKU (足 ) Legs/Stance
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In the episode we continue going deeper into ichi gan, ni soku, san tan, shi riki as we take a deeper look into the second element the legs (stance). The stance is the foundation upon which we build, it grounds us and is the basis for all movements and actions that carry us forwards.

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Basic #1 - GAN (眼 ) The Eyes
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In the episode we continue going deeper into ichi gan, ni soku, san tan, shi riki as we take a deeper look into the first element the eyes. The eyes are the most important of all the basics and the way we use them will effect everything else that follows.

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Karate 4 Life
An Introduction To The Basics - Ichi Gan, Ni Soku, San Tan, Shi Riki (一眼 二足 三胆 四力)
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We’re very excited to be introducing an incredibly deep topic in this episode, but to be honest we feel like we’re only just scratching the surface. It’s a bit of a technical topic, but it’s also a great metaphor for life. In the dojo, we always ask the question, “What is it that I need

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The Rule of 1%
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How good would it be if you could get a 1% return on investment? Well… if you thinking 1% per annum like the banks give you, then it’s probably not so attractive. But what about if it’s 1% per week or even 1% per day, compounded? Sounds too good to be true, but it’s possible.

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